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Friday, October 31, 2014

Program Associate, SPARK Movement, Brooklyn, NY

Program Associate

Posted on: October 31, 2014
Application deadline: November 14, 2014
Start date: November 17, 2014
Posted by: SPARK Movement

SPARK Movement (SPARK) is seeking a motivated, flexible Program Associate to join our team. Responsibilities include training, mentoring and supporting a diverse group of young feminists, online and on the ground, as activists, organizers, and leaders in the fight against the sexualization of girls.
SPARK is an intergenerational, "girl-fueled" activist movement working to end sexualization, a root cause of violence against women and girls. We are creating a cultural tipping point where sexualization is unacceptable, intolerable and unprofitable, while simultaneously building support for girls' healthy sexuality and overall well-being.
The main responsibility for this position is managing the SPARK Action Squad, an age, race, and gender-diverse group of girls and their allies who are passionate about supporting SPARK's campaigns while also growing and honing their own feminist and activist knowledge and experience. Managing the Action Squad includes, but isn't limited to:
  • Moderating and engaging with the Action Squad's online community;
  • Working closely with SPARKteam girl activists to develop and deliver trainings, book clubs, film screenings & discussions, and other activities with members of the Action Squad;
  • Drafting and sending twice-monthly emails to Action Squad members detailing ways they can take action;
  • Cultivating relationships with Action Squad members, including supporting and sharing Squadders' individual projects on SPARK's networks when they're aligned with our mission;
  • Developing & implementing strategies for growing the Action Squad and expanding its reach and impact.
For your other tasks, we will expect you to:
  • Help manage SPARK's social media outreach including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram;
  • Edit blogs;
  • Coordinate and help manage SPARK events, especially our annual, "in-person" 5-day training retreat;
  • Advocate for SPARK in the media;
  • Execute administrative work when needed.
  • Experience, patience and passion for working with a diverse groups of girls;
  • In-depth knowledge of issues surrounding feminism and sexualization, especially how sexualization intersects with race, gender, age, and sexuality;
  • Experience and comfort using Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Instagram;
  • Motivated self-starter: though we're seeking a New York City-based candidate, SPARK staff work mostly remotely, and our work with the SPARKteam and Action Squad are entirely remote—that means lots of flexibility, but also some serious self-motiviation;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Strong writing and editing skills ;
  • Comfort communicating with different audiences, including teenagers, funders, activist partners and other diverse stakeholders.


To apply: send resume, writing sample for a teenage audience, and cover letter detailing your interest in SPARK Movement to Please no phone calls.

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